Takshni is the maximum expression of handcrafted lost wax casting. At Takshni, we create sculptures using 5700 years old direct lost wax casting technique.
Takshni means the chisel in Sanskrit; a tool for carving out tangible manifestations of creativity. It belongs to the realm of human expression where the hands of the creator work in synch with his imagination transcending the usual and the mundane. Takshni stands for empathy towards its craftsmen, reliability towards its customers and integrity towards its work.
At Takshni, we believe, craft is the primitivism to art’s modernism. In other words, almost all acknowledged art involve and require craft or its application of technique. We at Takshni work endlessly in the strangest of escapades for exploration of our traditional crafts to fuse it with lost wax casting in order to discover the possibilities of the medium so that it is released from the boundaries of being preconceived and precise. Takshni’s moulded and chiselled alloys fused with stone, wood, iron, clay; mystifying intricacies and inherent richness of traditional crafts of our country epitomises artistic manifestations of creativity. They are created using nothing else but a set of gifted hands and some basic tools and equipment by the artisans residing in three states of India namely Chhattisgarh, Orissa and West Bengal.
Takshni is conjured to build a brand of India to develop its strong identity in the global arena that encapsulates India’s special attributes and creates a definable profile as well as bring the social and commercial benefits to the artisan settlements. The vision is to produce a clear identity which will competitively position craft of lost wax casting from India in the global market place as a distinct brand rather than a mere ‘made in India’ merchandise. We obtain our competitive advantage through lower cost since Takshni utilizes the potential of the skilled craftsmen inhabiting in rural villages of India to create contemporary art.